Gilbert Willoughby is punished for voicing Luddite ideas (complaining about pesky springs) by "Coily," an obnoxious, animated spring who subjects him to the hassles of a springless world. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews ) Topics: Physics: Springs, Animation, Technology: Critiques
Dramatization of how photographs are transmitted by wire, an exciting new technology in the 1930s. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Communication: Wirephotos, Media: Newspapers, Technology
Imaginative film showing how automatic gadgets in homes and workplaces alienate people from one another. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews ) Topics: Technology: Critiques, Automation, Consumerism
1939, sound, 55 min, Technicolor, 35mm. Transferred from a 35mm nitrate print. See: Andrew Wood, "The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair," http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/wooda/middleton/index1.html. This drama illustrates the contribution of free enterprise, technology, and Westinghouse products to the American way of life. The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair pits an anti-capitalist bohemian artist boyfriend against an all-American electrical engineer who... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews ) Topics: World's Fairs, technology, capitalism, communism, time capsules
Simon Ramo's concept of "polymorphic" computing is laid out in stop-motion animation, accompanied by acoustic guitar. The film anticipates parallel, distributed processing and the architecture of ARPANET and the Internet. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: computing history, information technology, networks, networking, Internet, Simon Ramo,...